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Robinson (Mrs. [Mary]) Hubert de Sevrac, a Romance of the Eighteenth

Robinson (Mrs. [Mary]) Hubert de Sevrac, a Romance of the Eighteenth Century, 2 vol., first Dublin edition, without half-titles, a few scattered spots, vol.1 G5 with tear running into text without loss, vol.1 lower joint starting but holding firm, Fran. Tipping ink names to titles, contemporary calf, spine labels renewed, some surface wear repaired, [cf. Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1796: 77; Summers p.362 (first editions)], large 12mo, Dublin, by B. Smith, C. Browne, and H. Colbert, 1797. ⁂ Rare gothic novel by Robinson set during the French Revolution, we can trace no other copy at auction. Known in her lifetime as 'the English Sappho', Robinson was better known as an actress and lady of fashion as well as for a string of prominent affairs, including with George IV whilst he was still Prince of Wales. Robinson, (Mrs. [, Mary]), Hubert de Sevrac, a Romance of the Eighteenth Century, , 2 vol., first Dublin edition, , without half-titles, a few scattered spots, vol.1 G5 with tear running into text without loss, vol.1 lower joint starting but holding firm, Fran. Tipping ink names to titles, contemporary calf, spine labels renewed, some surface wear repaired, [cf. Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1796: 77; Summers p.362 (first editions)], large 12mo, Dublin, by B. Smith, C. Browne, and H. Colbert, , 1797. ⁂, Rare gothic novel by Robinson set during the French Revolution, we can trace no other copy at auction, . Known in her lifetime as 'the English Sappho', Robinson was better known as an actress and lady of fashion as well as for a string of prominent affairs, including with George IV whilst he was still Prince of WalesRead more

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Waterloo and its aftermath.- Collection of family letters, mainly

Waterloo and its aftermath.- Collection of family letters mainly to Lady Georgina Bathurst (daughter of Earl Bathurst, minister of war) from Brussels and Paris, with a number of related letters and documents, as well as other correspondence including a letter by Beau Brummell, letters by the Marchioness Conyngham on George IV, a series of letters in a row about admission to Almack's club, also accounts of Queen Adelaide's Coronation, death of Prince Albert etc., c. 180 pp. of autograph letters signed, slightly browned and creased, bound in modern half morocco, gilt, by Birdsall of Northampton, 8vo & 4to, 1772-1863. ⁂ Waterloo Ball. Letter from Lady Georgiana Lennox, 16 June 1815, "The Army is, alas! ordered to march. The Guards were to leave Enghien at five this morning... We had a great ball last night, and fancy the horror of hearing this news in the middle of it, and of seeing one's friends fly to the right and to the left. The garrison were under arms all last night, and I hear so many drums and such noise that I think they must be marching... . The Duke has gone off, but is expected to return this evening G[eorge Lennox] is gone with him." Quatre Bras & wounded. "There was a general action yesterday evening... . The Duke is pursuing them [the French], but, thank God, we do not hear any cannons, which we did distinctly yesterday evening." Wounded, including Colonel Gordon, "Poor fellow! he died last night!", Lord Fitzroy Somerset "he has lot his right arm", Lord Uxbridge "lost his leg"... "Poor Lord hay is the person I regret the most... .", Waterloo and its aftermath.-, Collection of family letters mainly to Lady Georgina Bathurst (daughter of Earl Bathurst, minister of war) from Brussels and Paris, with a number of related letters and documents, as well as other correspondence including a letter by Beau Brummell, letters by the Marchioness Conyngham on George IV, a series of letters in a row about admission to Almack's club, also accounts of Queen Adelaide's Coronation, death of Prince Albert etc., c. 180 pp. of autograph letters signed, slightly browned and creased, bound in modern half morocco, gilt, by Birdsall of Northampton, 8vo & 4to, 1772-1863. ⁂, Waterloo Ball. Letter from Lady Georgiana Lennox, 16 June 1815, "The Army is, alas! ordered to march. The Guards were to leave Enghien at five this morning... We had a great ball last night, and fancy the horror of hearing this news in the middle of it, and of seeing one's friends fly to the right and to the left. The garrison were under arms all last night, and I hear so many drums and such noise that I think they must be marching... . The Duke has gone off, but is expected to return this evening G[eorge Lennox] is gone with him.", Quatre Bras & wounded. "There was a general action yesterday evening... . The Duke is pursuing them [the French], but, thank God, we do not hear any cannons, which we did distinctly yesterday evening." Wounded, including Colonel Gordon, "Poor fellow! he died last night!", Lord Fitzroy Somerset "he has lot his right arm", Lord Uxbridge "lost his leg"... "Poor Lord hay is the person I regret the most... ."Read more

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Architecture.- Aldrich (Henry) Elementa architecturae civilis.. [The

Architecture.- Aldrich (Henry) Elementa architecturae civilis.. [The Elements of Civil Architecture], 2 parts in 1 [Latin and English], first edition in English, stipple-engraved portrait after Kneller, list of subscribers, 55 engraved plates at end, some foxing, occasional staining, contemporary red morocco, richly gilt, covers with inner wide borders made up of flowers in ornamental vases, within an outer border of intertwined ribbons between single filets, spine in 6 compartments, all but one with large medallion centre-piece and floral corner-pieces, the other with black morocco label, head of spine little worn, lower corners worn, rubbed and marked, g.e., [Harris 17], small 4to (binding 242x 158mm.), Oxford, D. Prince, J. Cooke [and others], 1789. Architecture.- Aldrich (Henry), Elementa architecturae civilis.. [The Elements of Civil Architecture], , 2 parts in 1 [Latin and English], first edition in English, , stipple-engraved portrait after Kneller, list of subscribers, 55 engraved plates at end, some foxing, occasional staining, contemporary red morocco, richly gilt, covers with inner wide borders made up of flowers in ornamental vases, within an outer border of intertwined ribbons between single filets, spine in 6 compartments, all but one with large medallion centre-piece and floral corner-pieces, the other with black morocco label, head of spine little worn, lower corners worn, rubbed and marked, g.e., [Harris 17], small 4to (binding 242x 158mm.), Oxford, D. Prince, J. Cooke [and others], 1789Read more

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[Harvey (James)] The Headsman; or, the Abbaye des Vignerons, 3 vol.

[Harvey (James)] The Headsman; or, the Abbaye des Vignerons, 3 vol., half-titles, original cloth-backed boards, paper labels to spines, spines faded, some chipping to labels, 1833 § Boyle (Peter) The Red Knights of Germany, 3 vol., ink inscription 'with the publishers' compliments' to vol.1 endpaper, half-titles, blind-stamps, vol.1 upper hinge weak, original cloth, spines a little faded, spine ends and corners a little bumped, 1877 § Rede (William Leman) The Wedded Wanderer, or the Soldier's Fate, engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 7 plates (?only), occasional spotting, original cloth-backed boards, paper label to spine (chipped), 1838, first editions; and 17 others, novels, 8vo (24) ⁂ All the mentioned are rare, the first two with only 4 and 3 copies located on COPAC respectively. [Harvey (James)], The Headsman; or, the Abbaye des Vignerons, , 3 vol., half-titles, original cloth-backed boards, paper labels to spines, spines faded, some chipping to labels, 1833 § Boyle (Peter) The Red Knights of Germany, 3 vol., ink inscription 'with the publishers' compliments' to vol.1 endpaper, half-titles, blind-stamps, vol.1 upper hinge weak, original cloth, spines a little faded, spine ends and corners a little bumped, 1877 § Rede (William Leman) The Wedded Wanderer, or the Soldier's Fate, engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 7 plates (?only), occasional spotting, original cloth-backed boards, paper label to spine (chipped), 1838, first editions, ; and 17 others, novels, 8vo, (24), ⁂ All the mentioned are rare, the first two with only 4 and 3 copies located on COPAC respectivelyRead more

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[Scott (Sarah)] Agreeable Ugliness: Or, the Triumph of the Graces

[Scott (Sarah)] Agreeable Ugliness: Or, the Triumph of the Graces, 2 parts in 1 vol., first Dublin edition, lacking half-title, woodcut illustration to title, woodcut head-pieces, light damp-staining to foot, occasional light browning, contemporary tree calf, rubbed and scuffed, Dublin, [?1769]; The Test of Filial Duty. in a Series of Letters Between Miss Emilia Leonard, and Miss Charlotte Arlington, 2 vol. in 1, first Dublin edition, woodcut head-pieces and decorations, occasional light browning, ink name to title, contemporary calf, light rubbing and marking, [cf. Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1772:38 (first edition)], Dublin, for D. Chamberlaine, J. Potts, J. Mitchell, J. Williams, T. Walker, and C. Jenkin, 1772, large 12mo (2) ⁂ Both rare, with only two copies located of the first and 3 of the second (all in the US). The first a translation of Le Laideur Aimable, the second the author's final novel, addressing the rights of a daughter to choose a husband. [Scott (Sarah)], Agreeable Ugliness: Or, the Triumph of the Graces, , 2 parts in 1 vol., first Dublin edition, , lacking half-title, woodcut illustration to title, woodcut head-pieces, light damp-staining to foot, occasional light browning, contemporary tree calf, rubbed and scuffed, Dublin, , [?1769]; The Test of Filial Duty. in a Series of Letters Between Miss Emilia Leonard, and Miss Charlotte Arlington, 2 vol. in 1, first Dublin edition, woodcut head-pieces and decorations, occasional light browning, ink name to title, contemporary calf, light rubbing and marking, [cf. Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1772:38 (first edition)], Dublin, for D. Chamberlaine, J. Potts, J. Mitchell, J. Williams, T. Walker, and C. Jenkin, 1772, large 12mo, (2), ⁂, Both rare, , with only two copies located of the first and 3 of the second (all in the US). The first a translation of, Le Laideur Aimable, the second the author's final novel, addressing the rights of a daughter to choose a husbandRead more

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Dekker (Thomas) The Magnificent Entertainment: Given to King James

Dekker (Thomas) The Magnificent Entertainment: Given to King James, Queene Anne his wife, and Henry Frederick the Prince, upon the day of his Majesties tryumphant passage (from the Tower) through his honourable citie (and chamber) of London, being the 15. of March. 1603. As well by the English as by the strangers: with the speeches and songes, delivered in the severall pageants, .first edition, woodcut device to title, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, portrait of James I by W. Kilian (closely trimmed and with portion of restoration to head) inserted as frontispiece, lacking initial blank, closely shaved at head, affecting some headlines, light foxing, heavier to title, front free endpaper becoming loose, bookplates to pastedown, attractive early 19th-century red straight-grain panelled morocco, gilt, wide floral and foliage borders with elaborate corner-pieces and central gilt lozenges, spine ends, joints and corners rubbed, [[STC 6510; Pforzheimer 275], small 4to, by T[homas]. C[reede, Humphrey Lownes, Edward Allde and others]. for Tho. Man the yonger, 1604. ⁂ A full description of James I's state entry into London for his coronation. Rare, we can trace only a handful of copies at auction in the last 70 years. "Dekker appears to have had a principal share in the preparation of the speeches given at the several halting places of the progress. He was assisted by Ben Jonson... and by Thomas Middleton... it appears Shakespeare was in the procession following the King and that for the purpose he was presented with a piece of red cloth." - Pforzheimer. Provenance: Charles Butler (1821-1910, Warren Wood bookplate). Dekker (Thomas), The Magnificent Entertainment: Given to King James, Queene Anne his wife, and Henry Frederick the Prince, upon the day of his Majesties tryumphant passage (from the Tower) through his honourable citie (and chamber) of London, being the 15. of March. 1603. As well by the English as by the strangers: with the speeches and songes, delivered in the severall pageants, .first edition, woodcut device to title, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, portrait of James I by W. Kilian (closely trimmed and with portion of restoration to head) inserted as frontispiece, lacking initial blank, closely shaved at head, affecting some headlines, light foxing, heavier to title, front free endpaper becoming loose, bookplates to pastedown, attractive early 19th-century red straight-grain panelled morocco, gilt, wide floral and foliage borders with elaborate corner-pieces and central gilt lozenges, spine ends, joints and corners rubbed, [[STC 6510; Pforzheimer 275], small 4to, by T[homas]. C[reede, Humphrey Lownes, Edward Allde and others]. for Tho. Man the yonger, , 1604. ⁂ A full description of James I's state entry into London for his coronation. Rare, we can trace only a handful of copies at auction in the last 70 years. "Dekker appears to have had a principal share in the preparation of the speeches given at the several halting places of the progress. He was assisted by Ben Jonson... and by Thomas Middleton... it appears Shakespeare was in the procession following the King and that for the purpose he was presented with a piece of red cloth." - Pforzheimer. Provenance: Charles Butler (1821-1910, Warren Wood bookplate)Read more

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Bills of Mortality.- London's Dreadful Visitation: Or, a Collection

Bills of Mortality.- London's Dreadful Visitation: Or, a Collection of all the Bills of Mortality for this Present Year: Beginning the 20th. Of December 1664. And ending the 19th of December following..., first edition, issue with "20th. December" rather than "27th December" in title, title with woodcut coats-of-arms & border with memento mori motifs and illegible contemporary ink signature, folding letterpress table at end, with an additional folding table of "...all the Christnings and...Burials from the 19 of December, 1665. To the 18 of December, 1666", heavily soiled and stained, title frayed at edges and laid down, signatures B-I with central stain sometimes causing tears and slight loss (some leaves reinforced with old paper strip but not obscuring text), final three leaves defective at lower outer corner (repaired with some loss of text), both tables mounted on linen, additional table defective with loss to heading and some figures in extreme right column, modern calf, a little scuffed, [Wellcome III 540; Wing G1598a], 4to, by E.Cotes, 1665. ⁂ Scarce weekly list of the births and deaths (and their causes) in all the London parishes during 1665: 97,306 deaths were recorded in total, of which 68,596 were as a result of the plague. Other causes of death include "frighted 23", "headmouldshot & mouldfallen 4", "lethargy 14", "plannet 6", "rising of the lights 397" and "surfet 1251". One of two issues, one beginning 20th December, the other 27th December. This edition with the earlier date suggests it has precedence. ESTC lists only 2 copies of the additional folding table of christenings and burials in 1666 (Queen's College, Oxford and Wellcome Institute, none in America). Bills of Mortality.-, London's Dreadful Visitation: Or, a Collection of all the Bills of Mortality for this Present Year, : Beginning the 20, th, . Of December 1664. And ending the 19, of December following..., first edition, , issue with "20, . December" rather than "27, December" in title, title with woodcut coats-of-arms & border with memento mori motifs and illegible contemporary ink signature, folding letterpress table at end, with an additional folding table of "...all the Christnings and...Burials from the 19 of December, 1665. To the 18 of December, 1666", heavily soiled and stained, title frayed at edges and laid down, signatures B-I with central stain sometimes causing tears and slight loss (some leaves reinforced with old paper strip but not obscuring text), final three leaves defective at lower outer corner (repaired with some loss of text), both tables mounted on linen, additional table defective with loss to heading and some figures in extreme right column, modern calf, a little scuffed, [Wellcome III 540; Wing G1598a], 4to, by E.Cotes, 1665. ⁂ Scarce weekly list of the births and deaths (and their causes) in all the London parishes during 1665: 97,306 deaths were recorded in total, of which 68,596 were as a result of the plague. Other causes of death include "frighted 23", "headmouldshot & mouldfallen 4", "lethargy 14", "plannet 6", "rising of the lights 397" and "surfet 1251". One of two issues, one beginning 20th December, the other 27th December. This edition with the earlier date suggests it has precedence. ESTC lists only 2 copies of the additional folding table of christenings and burials in 1666 (Queen's College, Oxford and Wellcome Institute, none in America)Read more

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Charles I.- Marshall (William, active 1617-1649) Frontispiece to 'Eikon
Charles I.- Marshall (William, active 1617-1649) Frontispiece to 'Eikon Basilike: The pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in his solitudes and sufferings', engraving with letterpress, on laid paper without watermark, sheet 270 x 170 mm. (10 5/8 x 6 3/4 in), unevenly trimmed, laid onto paper support with some repaired tears, some surface dirt and light browning, unframed, [circa 1649] § Vize (Edward, fl. 1683-1684, publisher) Frontispiece to Edward Pettit's 'Visions of Government', engraving, on laid paper, without watermark, sheet 170 x 105 mm. (6 3/4 x 4 1/8 in), [circa 1684] § Anonymous (English, circa 1630s) Portrait of William Lithgow in Ottoman dress, the frontispiece to 'The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures...', woodcut, on laid paper without watermark, sheet 160 x 115 mm. (6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in), minor surface dirt and light browning, unframed, [circa 1640]; together with an engraved portrait of Charles II, probably 17th century, and the etched portrait of Richard Cromwell, half length, long hair, wearing collar, from 'Richard Lord Protector of England Scotland & Ireland and the Dominions & Territoryes thereunto belonging', all unframed, [circa 1649], (5). Provenance: Denstone College Library (stamps verso) Literature: (Marshall) BM Satires 746; Hind, Charles I.- Marshall (William, active, 1617-1649), Frontispiece to 'Eikon Basilike: The pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in his solitudes and sufferings', , engraving with letterpress, on laid paper without watermark, sheet 270 x 170 mm. (10 5/8 x 6 3/4 in), unevenly trimmed, laid onto paper support with some repaired tears, some surface dirt and light browning, unframed, [, circa, 1649], § Vize (Edward, fl. 1683-1684, publisher), Frontispiece to Edward Pettit's 'Visions of Government', engraving, on laid paper, without watermark, sheet 170 x 105 mm. (6 3/4 x 4 1/8 in), [circa 1684], §, Anonymous (English, circa 1630s), Portrait of William Lithgow in Ottoman dress, , the frontispiece to 'The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures...', woodcut, on laid paper without watermark, sheet 160 x 115 mm. (6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in), minor surface dirt and light browning, unframed, [circa 1640]; together with an engraved portrait of Charles II, probably 17th century, and the etched portrait of Richard Cromwell, half length, long hair, wearing collar, from 'Richard Lord Protector of England Scotland & Ireland and the Dominions & Territoryes thereunto belonging', all unframed, [, circa, 1649], (5). Provenance:, Denstone College Library (stamps verso), Literature:, (Marshall) BM Satires 746; Hind Forum Auctions
Jacobson (Oscar Brousse) Kiowa Indian Art: Watercolor Paintings in
Jacobson (Oscar Brousse, editor) Kiowa Indian Art: Watercolor Paintings in Color by the Indians of Oklahoma, number 100 of 750 copies signed by the publisher, text in double column in English and French, 30 fine pochoir plates on thick coloured paper, tissue guards, half-title lightly browned, guards a little spotted and frayed at edges but plates very clean and bright, loose as issued in original cloth-backed board portfolio with ties, another pochoir plate mounted on upper cover, rather rubbed, [Hiler 473], folio, Nice, C.Szwedzicki, 1929. ⁂ Scarce ground-breaking work containing superb reproductions of paintings by five young Native Americans: Monroe Tsa-to-ke, Steve Mopope, Jack Hokeah, Spencer Asah and Miss Bou-ge-tah Smokey, chosen from the collection of Oscar Brousse Jacobson. Jacobson stood almost alone at the time in asserting that such painting should be examined as real art, rather than merely tourist pieces. In addition to drawing attention to a generation of emerging artists the plates also provide detailed studies of a lifestyle and costumes that had already been under threat for more than half a century. Jacobson (Oscar Brousse, editor, ), Kiowa Indian Art:, Watercolor Paintings in Color by the Indians of Oklahoma, number 100 of 750 copies signed by the publisher, text in double column in English and French, 30 fine pochoir plates on thick coloured paper, tissue guards, half-title lightly browned, guards a little spotted and frayed at edges but plates very clean and bright, loose as issued in original cloth-backed board portfolio with ties, another pochoir plate mounted on upper cover, rather rubbed, [Hiler 473], folio, Nice, C.Szwedzicki, 1929. ⁂ Scarce ground-breaking work containing superb reproductions of paintings by five young Native Americans: Monroe Tsa-to-ke, Steve Mopope, Jack Hokeah, Spencer Asah and Miss Bou-ge-tah Smokey, chosen from the collection of Oscar Brousse Jacobson. Jacobson stood almost alone at the time in asserting that such painting should be examined as real art, rather than merely tourist pieces. In addition to drawing attention to a generation of emerging artists the plates also provide detailed studies of a lifestyle and costumes that had already been under threat for more than half a century Forum Auctions
Tracey Emin (b.1963) Be Faithful to your dreams
Tracey Emin (b.1963) Be Faithful to your dreams Embroidered cotton handkerchief, 1999, housed within the original plastic packaging, overall 406 x 406mm (16 x 16in) (unframed) This work is accompanied by the original Momart Ltd document detailing the edition information, and a document from the Victoria & Albert Museum confirming that another from this edition is part of the museum's permanent collection, London. Tracey Emin (b.1963), Be Faithful to your dreams, Embroidered cotton handkerchief, 1999, housed within the original plastic packaging, overall 406 x 406mm (16 x 16in) (unframed), This work is accompanied by the original Momart Ltd document detailing the edition information, and a document from the Victoria & Albert Museum confirming that another from this edition is part of the museum's permanent collection, London Forum Auctions
Iain Macnab (1890-1967) Unloading the catch
Iain Macnab (1890-1967) Unloading the catch Etching with aquatint, 1930, signed in pencil, from the edition of 50, on wove paper, with small margins, 277 x 371mm (10 3/4 x 14 6/8in) (unframed), Iain Macnab (1890-1967), Unloading the catch, Etching with aquatint, 1930, signed in pencil, from the edition of 50, on wove paper, with small margins, 277 x 371mm (10 3/4 x 14 6/8in) (unframed) Forum Auctions
Erotica.- Favre (Jean-Baptiste Castor, l'Abbé de) Les Quatre Heures
Erotica.- Favre (Jean-Baptiste Castor, l'Abbé de) Les Quatre Heures de la Toilette des Dames, Poëme Érotique, engraved additional pictorial title, 4 plates and 4 vignettes by Leroy, Arrivet, Patas, Le Grand and Halbou after Pierre-Thomas Leclerc, stained and spotted, lightly browned, dark blue crushed morocco, gilt, by Leighton, upper joint just starting, rubbed, g.e., [Cohen-De Ricci 376], 8vo, Paris, Jean-Emanuel Didier, 1780. Erotica.- Favre (Jean-Baptiste Castor, l'Abbé de), Les Quatre Heures de la Toilette des Dames, Poëme Érotique, , engraved additional pictorial title, 4 plates and 4 vignettes by Leroy, Arrivet, Patas, Le Grand and Halbou after Pierre-Thomas Leclerc, stained and spotted, lightly browned, dark blue crushed morocco, gilt, by Leighton, upper joint just starting, rubbed, g.e., [Cohen-De Ricci 376], 8vo, Paris, Jean-Emanuel Didier, , 1780 Forum Auctions
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